Who says that tweed is only for boys? These dapper Café cropped wool-tweed pants from J. Crew are just the right side of chappish for the vintage girl about town.
Retro Bow Ties from Forage
If dapper dandy is your summer style of choice then look no further than one of these candy-coloured Bow Ties from Forage.
The ties are handcrafted in Philadelphia from vintage remnants and deadstock hunted out (hence the name Forage) by stitchers Shauna and Stephen. They come in an array of delightful colours and patterns that will add a stylish edge to summer suits. The bow ties need to be hand-tied, but that's an invaluable skill that no self-respecting dandy should be without.
The ties cost from $68 each and will be shipped to you in a hand-printed, vintage-style box packed with shredded paper.
Find out more online.
The Day of the Peacock: Style for Men 1963-73 book
If you fancy yourself as a modern-day 'dandy ', you might want to see how it was done in its heyday. Luckily for you, a book has just been published by the V&A showing that very thing – The Day of the Peacock: Style for Men 1963-73 by Geoffrey Aquilina Ross.
Geoffrey Aquilina Ross was the men's editor for Vogue in the 1960s and in this book, he recalls the era’s most dashing figures, including Tommy Nutter, Mick Jagger and Patrick Lichfield, as well as discussing iconic shops and tailors such as Granny takes a Trip, Blades, Hung on You and Mr Fish. Christopher Breward’s introduction throws in some social and cultural context too.
Packed with colour illustrations too (150 in total), the hardback book is available now, with Amazon discounting it to £19.99. If you're into vintage clobber, it looks like a must-buy. Some black and white images over the page.
Find out more about the book at the Amazon website
Via His Knibs